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Size does matter

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Baltic Sea

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BizzyBea17

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

We booked this 14 day cruise to Canada, America and Iceland in 2018 and the price was fantastic. The ship is beautiful - no expense spared with regard to decor and furnishings etc. BUT it's too big and cold (no atmosphere). There is a huge problem with embarking and disembarking - long queues. In Halifax (Canada) only one gangway served approximately 4,000 passengers and we had to wait ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Bella Inside Stateroom

6 Helpful Votes


A Floating Bus

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Baltic Sea

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Rome Again

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this cruise for the ports of call and to see Iceland - a 17 night transatlantic from Kiel, Germany to New York City. A beautiful ship- great staff - a mozzarella making station - great your choice dining at which tables for 2 were plentiful - However, an absent Captain, a wannabe Cruise Director, passengers embarking and debarking at every European port - a FLOATING BUS - Our welcome ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Freeport

Cabin Type: Aurea Balcony Stateroom

2 Helpful Votes


Worst cruise we've taken

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Baltic Sea

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tstretch

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

MSC 25 cruises later, worse experience ever on board the very underwhelming MSC Meravilgia. Where do we start? We stayed in the Royal Suite, one of two on the ship, in the Yacht Club, $18K USD for a 17-day Transatlantic cruise. It was myself and my 26-year-old son. From a negative embarkation experience with an argumentative and unprofessional cabin steward, it basically went downhill ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: St. John's (Newfoundland)

Cabin Type: Yacht Club Royal Suite

3 Helpful Votes


Never again

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Baltic Sea

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Lor26

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Chose this cruise foe its for its travel itinery. ship far to big , only onboard awe factor is the main auditorium, spectcular light show and there it ends, MSC health and safety to passengers is lacking. Major incident - Meraviglia Lounge at lunchtime, entertainment crew decided the days lunchtime entertainment would be kicking a football on the dance floor where guests were sitting , drinking ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom

2 Helpful Votes


MSC Surprisingly Good. Preziosa is gorgeous!

Review for MSC Preziosa to Baltic Sea

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donutman1234

6-10 Cruises

Age 20s

I chose this cruise for a quick getaway and was extremely impressed overall with this ship. The ship is beautiful in all areas and extremely well maintained (take note other cruise lines!) The atrium, bars, the whole interior mare beautifully decorated. I struggled to find an area that wasn’t adorned with Swarovski crystals or bling of some kind. The most elegant ship I’ve been on. My balcony ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Departure Port: Progreso

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

40 Helpful Votes


Worst Cruise Experience Ever

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Baltic Sea

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Xanda

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. We had never been to Iceland and we thought this would give us an idea of what to see there. The embarkation process was horrible. Long lines and only two windows open when we arrived. We had to drag our luggage with us through the whole line. We were assigned the wrong dining time. It took us three days and a lot of haggling to get it changed. ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Freeport

Cabin Type: Fantastica Inside Stateroom

7 Helpful Votes


Beautiful ship and magnificent scenery

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Baltic Sea

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hpnguyen

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

This is our fifth cruise. In general we are very satisfied with the cruising experience. We’ve done NCL, Princess Cruise and Celebrity before. MSC is definitely different from the “American” lines. The check in was straight forward. No major problems. To get in and out of the ship, the staff scans your sea pass card at a machine and authorize. Quite simple. They say kind people are the ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Freeport

Cabin Type: Bella Balcony Stateroom

35 Helpful Votes


Mafia Syndicate Cruiseline

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Baltic Sea

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abnamro

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Kiel to New York Embarkation at Kiel: Complete chaos took us 3 hours to get on the ship. There were no real lines for USA Citizens EU citizens after 2 hours they tried to rearange after thet it was more chaos. Food : Common this was sad the waves restaurant we eat 10 of the 17 nights i had one good meal that was the ribeye. I had a curry which was no curry. Spinach with some ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: St. John's (Newfoundland)

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom

11 Helpful Votes


MSC fails miserably to cater to the American market.

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Baltic Sea

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NJGreek

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

Quick caveat that while this was my 25th sailing, this was my first (and will be my only) sailing on an MSC ship. It didn't take long for my group and I to notice that MSC caters to the European market, not the American market. This is blatantly apparent when it comes to customer service. MSC has a "it is what is is" mentality when it comes to delivering poor customer experience, which they did ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Freeport

17 Helpful Votes


Elegant clean ship

Review for MSC Poesia to Baltic Sea

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mitsy1416

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

We chose the MSC Poesia as the Itinerary and price influenced us. Copenhagen to Genoa in September 2019. Aurea Balcony Suite, inclusive Drinks Package,(the old one as we booked before the new drinks package took over) We arrived at Copenhagen Terminal at 10.30am, they said we could board at 11.30am and a large Group of tourists decided to rush first, not lining up correctly, it was very ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: St. John's (Newfoundland)

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

6 Helpful Votes


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